Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007 In Retrospect

Like most people, I thought I would take the last day of 2007 and reflect.
While not perfect, I'd say 2007 was a pretty good year for us.

*June: After several months of hospital visits, Cliff's step-father, Jerry was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was given 3-6 months to live (by the time they discovered the cancer, it had progressed to far) He lived only 5 days. The blessing in this? At Jerry's funeral, the pastor shared with us how that Jerry had called him to make sure of his salvation. Jerry now inhabits a pain-free body and lives in the presence of the Savior.

July: We were able to take an unexpected vacation to GA. We spent a day at the lake with Cliff's Aunt Bobbi. It was quite an adventure. We took off in her pontoon boat for the 4th of July fireworks display over the lake. It took us over an hour to get to that part of the lake. Sitting in a boat on a beautiful summer night, watching the fireworks was WONDERFUL. We got about halfway back when Aunt Bobbi realized we were out of gas. The solution?? They attached a tolling?? motor to the boat and we quietly and SLOWLY sailed back. We didn't back until well after midnight. It an adventure we'll never forget!!

December: After living a very full and abundant life, my grandma quietly passed away, surrounded by her children. I was so thankful to be able to attend her funeral. I was so blessed to be her grand-daughter. Today my grandmother occupies a healthy body and delights in the presence of the Lamb.

We finished up 2007 with everyone healthy. Everyone is healthy. Cliff's job is going well. We've grown and learned new things. We've lived and loved. We've made new friends. We've stretched ourselves and reached for new goals.
For me, 2007 has been a good year of personal growth. I'm ending this year... content.

Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money,
and be content with what you have,
for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you

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